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How to Create a Folder Shortcut on Ubuntu

If you have ever used Windows, you know what I’m talking about. I was reorganizing my desktop and I decided to have nothing on it except a shortcut to my Download folder. So, I cleared it out, but I stuck at the point of the short cut. However I found it out pretty soon and I would like to share that experience with you. It is done in three simple steps:

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Terminal Tip #1 – Aliases

This is my first Ubuntut, and for it I’d like to start off with a productivity tip. We’re going to create a bunch of aliases (shortcuts) for commands we use often.

The first step is to open up your user’s .bashrc file, conveniently located in your home directory with all the other configuration files. The bashrc file is a hidden file and its determines the behavior of interactive shells. For those of you who are adept at copying and pasting here is the code to get back to your home directory and open the file in Gedit.

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Practical Python Programming

Welcome to my Practical Python Programming post, hopefully this will be the first of many. If you have been following my  ‘An Introduction to Python Programming’ posts series, then you may already know that in this post we are going to be having some fun. We are going to be creating a text based ‘Guess the Number’ game. All of the knowledge needed to create this game is contained in the  ‘An Introduction to Python Programming’ posts, so as long as you have read those you should be able to follow this with relatively ease.

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An Introduction to Python Programming #4

Welcome to my forth Python Programming introduction post. In this post we are going to be looking at lists and random numbers.If you have used another programming language before, then you have probably heard of an array, well, a python list is just an array, and in the same way you can have multi dimensional lists just as you can have multidimensional arrays.

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How to Install Fonts in Ubuntu

After a long time using Windows, I switched to Ubuntu, but I noticed that my own sites and other daily ones like Gmail and different other blogs I read where not looking as good as they were before the switch. Being a web developer I know that web sites are designed with Microsoft fonts in mind and the CSS style-sheets specify those fonts. Those fonts are often referred to as web safe fonts. So, the Microsoft fonts that my eyes were used to looking at were missing. Those fonts do not come pre-installed in Ubuntu so we have to install them ourselves. However, in Ubuntu we are not restricted to have only those MS fonts we mentioned, we can add as many new fonts as we like and that is cool. Below we will be explaining the way that we can install Microsoft fonts and how to add new fonts too.

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